Trading Standards have received reports of rogue traders offering to clean windows and cut grass for residents, then returning late at night asking for more money for similar work they claim to have completed whilst the resident was not at home. Trading Standards are reminding us to be wary of using traders who cold call and if you do receive late night visits from traders demanding money for work not completed, please contact the Police immediately.
Read the latest 5Alive
5Alive is the community newsletter for Falfield, Tortworth, Tytherington, Rockhampton and Cromhall. Click below to read the December 2013 edition...
The Swan @ Tytherington has a vacancy for a part time kitchen help/Chef, must have some experience and be willing to learn. 20 hrs per week which will be mainly over the weekend. If you feel you have the right skills contact The Swan on 01454 412380 or email CV below.
A new Community Speedwatch group needs your help to try and reduce speeding through Cromhall. Members spotted 25 vehicles breaking the speed limit in their first hour of monitoring traffic on the main road, and would like more volunteers to maintain regular checks. The police will issue warning letters to those caught driving faster than 36mph. If you can help, please contact Dan below.
Door to Door Don'ts!
Trading Standards has recently received complaints of doorstep callers selling items from holdall-type bags. The callers appeared to be targeting streets and properties to call upon, possibly trying to identify vulnerable residents. The advice in these instances is to be on your guard, and for advice, contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 040506.
Get Knitting for the Fayre
A Benefice Michaelmas Fayre is being planned, to be held on 27th September 2014. It is hoped that as many people as possible will start knitting, sewing, crocheting, making etc. so that there will be a wide range of goods to sell. If anyone would like a knitting pattern for the teddies to knit for refugee children you can either contact the office or go on-line to ‘teddiesfortradegies’ where you will find a pattern and all instructions. It is suggested that each Parish has one or two people to sit on the steering committee to co-ordinate preparations for the Fayre.
You can now phone the shop
Cromhall's temporary village shop now has a live telephone line - the number for the shop and post office is 01454 299221. The debit/credit card machine has also been tested and is working.